Van Gaal insists Manchester United could still buy

Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal won’t rule out buying this month.

United are currently unbeaten in five matches across all competitions and van Gaal was asked during his press conference on Friday whether the Reds’ promising form has reassured him that he does not need to enter the January market.

“No, that is not true,” van Gaal responded to reporters.

“You can see how unlucky we have been in the full-back position.”

“I have started with Valencia, Shaw, Rojo, Darmian and Young, sometimes, and they are all injured – only Darmian is now back.”

“So, I need full backs.”

“You have seen how I have used youngsters like [Cameron] Borthwick-Jackson and [Guillermo] Varela, who are doing great, but the level of Manchester United is high and to give a high performance every week is normally very difficult for youngsters.”

“This is why we have to look in this transfer period for replacements. The difficulty is that we ask for a level and the clubs do not want to sell in this period.

“That is our problem. We are looking but it is not so easy. Nobody can understand that because [people think] it is easy and it is not so.”

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